Objective: The setting takes place in North America in the 1970s. This was an interesting time period when many Americans were involved hijackings. The purpose of this lesson plan is to further understand the culture of the United States in the 1970s. What was happening in the social, political, and cultural atmosphere to cause terrorists to target America in this way?
1. The setting of the novel is extremely important to the correct telling of a story. It is not only the place in which the novel occurs but also the time period. Locations drastically change from decade to decade, so picking this certain time sets the view of the novel.
- How does Cormier set the mood of the novel, by setting in 1970?
- How does Cormier set the mood by making the novel take place in America?
2. With a partner, research the international political involvement of...
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